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Gate of Sion

Proposal for a public sculpture for neighborhood Rijswijk-Buiten. A place where the former monastry Sion was situated. It would for a gate between two parts of the neighborhood. The structure is based on the architecture of the monastry and the mozaik a reference to the mozaiks in chuches. The imagery of the mozaik will be based on workshops with a local school on the subject of "utopia". "How will the world ideally look like according to the younger generation?" The will will thus point both to the past and the future. Fantasy-birds roughly based on workshops with elementary-schools will sit on top of the structure and guard the surroundings.The work could be metalized with copper and brass. A thin layer of real copper and brass could be spayed on the metal with high temperature. A beautifull and vandalism-proof skin. The mozaik would be made by the company Mayer of Munich. Famous for executing commissions with glass and mozaik for world-renowed artists all over the world. In the upper-part there is a space integrated for a bat-colony. They always used to house in churches and they could capture a lot of musquito's in this neighborhood with a lot of water.. (unfortunately for this particular place the work will not be executed)